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General Knowledge Quiz for 4 May 2013

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1

What is the Mars rover, Curiosity, investigating in its first ever drilling operation in 2013?

A
Chemical composition of the soil
B
Shiny pebbles embedded in sandstone
C
Evidence of microbial life
D
What look like water-created minerals
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2

What is the name of the Jamaican netball team?

A
The Proteas
B
The Partridge Family
C
The Moonlighters
D
The Sunshine Girls
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3

The TV series Bonanaza was set in which state?

A
Nevada
B
Oklahoma
C
Texas
D
New Mexico
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4

Which city in the Zou Department of The People's Republic of Benin was formerly the capital of the ancient kingdom of Dahomey?

A
Ouagadougou
B
Mogadishu
C
Abomey
D
Kampala
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5

John the Baptist lived in the wilderness of Judea between Jerusalem and the Dead Sea, "his raiment of camel's hair, and a leather girdle about his loins; and his meat was ..." what?

A
Dates and wild berries
B
Frogs and molasses
C
Wild bees and treacle
D
Locusts and wild honey
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6

What do the US Declaration of Independence, Captain Cook's sailing to discover the North-West Passage, the publication of economist Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations, and the first St Leger Stakes horse race at Doncaster, UK, have in common?

A
Horses were a important element in all of them
B
They were extremely popular with all concerned
C
They became the source for nursery rhymes
D
They happened in 1776
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7

Who was famously shot dead while playing cards in Deadwood, South Dakota, on 2 August 1876?

A
Gene Autrey
B
Buffalo Bill
C
Wild Bill Hickok
D
Wyatt Earp
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